Career & Technical Education Programs

  • Career Readiness Academy • Harrison High School • Sierra High School

    Students at all three high schools can take courses in the following programs.

    Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies

    This two-year program is designed to teach reading, writing, and math using tools and equipment found in an automotive garage setting. Students will learn how to read and comprehend shop manuals and technical bulletins. Math skills will be learned using measuring tools specific to the automotive trade. At the end of the two-year program, the student will have a strong working knowledge of automotive part operations, suspensions, brake systems, engine repair, power trains, and drive lines.

    Includes the following classes:

    • AIM and College Life
    • Auto Parts Operations
    • Auto Suspension and Brakes Systems

    Construction Trades

    This program is designed to provide students with an avenue to learn trades in the construction industry. Over the course of this two-year program, students learn general trades associated with the construction industry. The first year focuses on the basics. In the second year, students will be afforded the opportunity to specialize in a specific area (ie: HVAC, plumbing, electrical, framing). To gain practical hands-on experience, students will participate in the building of a house from the ground up. When not in the field, students participate in classroom training in the areas of environmental impact studies, safety, and reinforcement of applied mathematics.

    Includes the following classes:

    • CON 157 NCCER Core
    • CON 158 NCCER Carpentry I

    Hospitality and Food Production

    This two-year program is designed to provide students with the ability to learn, apply, and demonstrate the proper techniques and knowledge of developing and running a catering business while giving them an opportunity to also advance their culinary skills and knowledge.

    Includes the following classes:

    • Intro to Culinary Arts
    • Safety and Sanitation
    • Catering

    Computer and Digital Technologies

    This two-year program focuses on computing, computer science, and information science and systems. In this program, students learn programming languages and apply computational thinking to design solutions and build applications that solve problems.

    Includes the following classes:

    • Computer Science Discoveries
    • AP Computer Science


    A multi-year program that focuses on the development, use, and regulation of new electronic communication technologies using computer applications and that prepares individuals to function as developers and managers of digital communications media. Including instruction in the principles of computers and telecommunications technologies and processes; design and development of digital communications; marketing and distribution; digital communications regulation, law, and policy; the study of human interaction with, and use of, digital media; and emerging trends and issues.

    Includes the following classes:

    • Commercial Photography I
    • Commercial Photography II
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • History of Design
    • History of Illustration